2023 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Inductee: In Disguise

Photo courtesy of JT Farm.

BY April Bilodeau

The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame announced In Disguise as one of the two equine inductees for 2023.

The Royal Dutch Warmblood, owned by Ellen Toon, is one of the few horses to ever score a perfect 100, which was received at Capital Challenge with professional rider and trainer Shachine Belle in 2003.

Belle began riding “Odie” in 2002 and went on to win several championships at major horse shows including back-to-back Green Conformation champion at the Devon Horse Show in 2002 and 2003.

In 2004, In Disguise was named the USEF Horse of the Year.

At the Capital Challenge Horse Show, the In Disguise Perpetual Trophy, donated by Ellen and Jim Toon, is presented to the trainer of the World Championship Hunter Rider Amateur Owner 3’6” National Champion.

Watch Shachine Belle and In Disguise’s perfect trip here!

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